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Tours of Natural Dream Home in Cordillera set for Friday, Saturday

Special to the DailyThe furniture inside of Mountain Living magazine's Natural Dream Home, located in Cordillera, will be sold on Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

EDWARDS, Colorado ” Mountain Living magazine, in a joint venture with EcoExistence, MacDonald Residential Design, and Boles Custom Builders, announces the completion of Natural Dream Home ’08, a high-performance idea house that exemplifies Mountain Living’s commitment to sustainable building and development in the Rocky Mountain West.

Mountain Living’s Natural Dream Home will be open for public tours Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $10.

The home will also be open for an exclusive shopping day on Friday from noon to 6 p.m., when all of the home’s luxurious and green furnishings and accessories will be available for purchase, with a portion of sales benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Visit http://www.www.mountainliving.com to see pictures and information about the interior furnishings that will be for sale.

“The process has been a challenging and rewarding one,” said Christine DeOrio, Mountain Living’s editor in chief. “We’ve learned firsthand the difficulties of building a home in the mountains ” there have been snowstorms, highway closures and all the bumps in the road that come with transporting materials to a site that’s nearly 9,000 feet in elevation. But the process taught us so much about building ” and living green.”

The Natural Dream Home ’08 was built at The Summit at Cordillera. Eagle County implemented the ECObuild program requiring builders of new residential construction to adhere to a strict standard of green building practice ” increasing energy efficiency, saving water, using recycled materials and improving indoor air quality.

The 8,051-square-foot Natural Dream Home ’08 was designed and constructed using sustainable, reclaimed and organic materials, as well as building practices that preserve the health of the home’s high-country surroundings. Mountain Living and the Natural Dream Home team are also pursuing a LEED for Homes certification from the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Homes pilot program.

“In the markets Mountain Living covers, our readers are building large luxury homes. So, our goal is to show our readers ” and all of the architects, designers, builders and contractors they work with ” how to minimize the impact a large home has on the environment,” DeOrio said. “And the lessons that can be learned from this home don’t just apply to large homes. The environmentally responsible and high-performance technologies and features we’ve included in the Natural Dream Home ’08 can be used in homes of any size, anywhere in the world. Going green isn’t just about doing all the big things. Even the smallest decisions offer an opportunity to make a sustainable choice.”

Net proceeds from Natural Dream Home ticket sales will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Eagle and Lake counties, a Habitat for Humanity affiliate that relies on cash donations, volunteer labor and donated construction materials to build simple, decent housing in partnership with families in need. For more information, visit http://www.habitateaglelake.org.

For members of the design industry, the Natural Dream Home will be open on Monday, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information on all events, call 303-248-2059 or 205-249-0657.

What: Mountain Living’s Natural Dream Home, tours and sale.

Where: 633 Settlers Loop, Cordillera.

When: Tours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The sale of interior furnishings is set for Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

Cost: $10.

More information: Call 303-248-2059 or 205-249-0657.

Visit http://www.www.mountainliving.com to see pictures and information about the interior furnishings that will be for sale on Friday.